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Human remains in Royal City Park identified

'At this point there’s nothing to suggest it's suspicious, but it is still under investigation,' said Guelph police spokesperson

An adult male has been identified by Guelph Police after human remains were found at Royal City Park on Wednesday.

“That's the term that we use, whether it's a body as it was in this case or body parts of heaven forbid if we were to find those,” said police spokesperson Scott Tracey Thursday morning.

Human remains would refer to anything from a found finger to a whole body, said Tracey.

“At this point there’s nothing to suggest it's suspicious, but it is still under investigation,” said Tracey.

"The investigation is ongoing. Police have been able to identify the male and his next of kin has been notified. At this time there is nothing to suggest the death is suspicious," police said in a new release Thursday.

A smaller section of Royal City Park is still taped off with police vehicles parked nearby.

The call originally came in to police about remains being found around 4:10 p.m. Wednesday. They were found in a bush that borders Royal City Park and the adjacent LCBO parking lot on the southwest corner of Gordon Street and Wellington Street.

Initially a larger portion of the park was taped off, but as of Thursday morning only the bushes were taped off with two police cars parked nearby.

Santana Bellantoni

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Santana Bellantoni was born and raised in Canada’s capital, Ottawa. As a general assignment reporter for Guelph Today she is looking to discover the communities, citizens and quirks that make Guelph a vibrant city.
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